“Nightly invaded by bands of young people attired in strange grotesque costume. In almost every case the boys are dressed as girls and the girls as boys, some cleverly representing historical or local characters, others merely disguised with blackened faces…”
Jenkin, “Cornwall And Its People”
As we move along from the Winter Solstice on the 21st of December, and the days begin to get longer and lighter (although, not the actual mornings, as many have been loathe to note, until well into the New Year), one of the high points of Cornish tradition is the celebration of Boxing Day. Or New Year’s Day… or the whole period in between. Delete as applicable.